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Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed): Person-Centred Facilitation (Paperback, 4th ed)
R435 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R146 (34%) In stock

How can social workers, psychologists and counsellors improve communication with their clients? What can these facilitators do to enhance their listening and empathic skills? How can they create an environment of trust in which clients - be they individuals, goups, families, or communities - can develop and grow effectively?

Person-Centred Facilitation presents the theory and practice of the person-centred approach to facilitating counselling, as developed by Carl Rogers. The text provides an introduction to the person-centred approach in relation to individuals, groups, families and communities. It offers a solid theoretical grounding which supports both academic learning and applied practice, and guides readers' understanding and self-development.

Revised and updated, the fourth edition integrates values from an African cultural perspective, and reflects the importance of social justice as an element of the developmental counselling process. It offers a wealth of South African case studies, an entirely new section on family counselling, and an expanded focus on group work counselling. Other expanded areas include aspects of constructivism; cross-cultural communication; people in conflict, and the self of the facilitator, the latter two aspects having been integrated into the text of the various chapters.

Teaching Strategies - For Quality Teaching And Learning (Paperback, 2nd ed): Roy Killen Teaching Strategies - For Quality Teaching And Learning (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Roy Killen 1
R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 In stock

Teaching Strategies: For Quality Teaching And Learning is a practical guide to quality teaching and learning in South African schools. The book provides an introduction to the principles of effective teaching and learning, with special reference to how these principles can be applied within the framework of South Africa’s National Curriculum Statement Grades R–12.

It gives detailed guidelines for using nine broad teaching strategies that have proven to be effective across all phases of school. The final chapter introduces the principles of quality assessment, and links these to the National Protocol for Assessment Grades R–12.

This book is particularly useful for teacher education students, both as a text for their theoretical studies and as a reference during their practice teaching placements and later teaching careers.

Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys,... Labour Law Rules (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Marie McGregor, Adriette Dekker, Mpfariseni Budeli-Nemakonde, Wilhelmina Germishuys, Ernest Manamela 1
R398 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R86 (22%) Within 4 - 10 working days

This now well established labour law text has been updated to reflect the law as of September 2017.

Labour Law Rules has provided a highly accessible text on labour, equity, social security and skills development laws over many years. It discusses these laws against a background of the country supporting the principle of ‘decent work,’ high unemployment, the insufficient creation of sustainable and decent jobs, and income inequality, all exacerbated by an increase in atypical work, skills shortages, as well as insufficient enforcement of laws.

Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J. Fourie Media Studies: Volume 3 - Media Content And Media Audiences (Paperback, 1st Edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R646 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R104 (16%) In stock

In the third volume of this series, Media Studies, the emphasis is on media content and media audiences. Media content and media audiences (or users) are covered from methodological and theoretical perspectives.

For the revised reprint of this volume, a new introduction has been included to highlight the relevance of the current content and to contextualise within it the content of Volume 4 Social (New) Media and Mediated Communication Today (2017).

Part 1 of the book deals with: quantitative content analysis; communication and media semiotics; media, language and discourse; media and visual literacy; visual text analysis; textual analysis: narrative and argument; narrative analysis; film theory and criticism Part 2 deals with: media audience theory (dealing with the uses and gratification theory, reception theory and ethnography); questionnaire surveys in media research; field research in media studies; measuring media audiences; psychoanalysis and television as an illustration of an applied theoretical approach in media audience research.

Psychology - Themes & Variations, A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd edition): Wayne Weiten Psychology - Themes & Variations, A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Wayne Weiten 3
R704 R609 Discovery Miles 6 090 Save R95 (13%) In stock

Psychology: Themes and Variations is a truly South African version of the landmark text by Wayne Weiten. Editor Junaid Hassim leads a team of respected academics and practising professionals in psychology and related disciplines across South Africa. Together they address complex topics and a range of approaches to provide a comprehensive but accessible introduction to the field.

South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback): Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia... South African Constitutional Law In Context (Paperback)
Danie Brand, Christopher Gevers, Karthigasen Govender, Patricia Lenaghan, Douglas Mailula, … 6
R682 R598 Discovery Miles 5 980 Save R84 (12%) Within 4 - 9 working days

South African Constitutional Law In Context offers a comprehensive, clear, and concise introduction to the study of South African constitutional law.

Situated within a framework of historical, political, social and economic context, the text invites readers to discover the meaning, operation and effects of the South African Constitution, and to understand its critical importance and potential.

The text balances an accurate description of the most authoritative interpretation of the constitutional text with a critical and enquiring approach, providing depth and diversity of perspective, and engaging readers in an interactive, topical and stimulating manner.

Principles Of South African Constitutional Law (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Bernard Bekink Principles Of South African Constitutional Law (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Bernard Bekink
R1,358 R1,128 Discovery Miles 11 280 Save R230 (17%) In stock

Developments have turned the study of South African constitutional law, even at an introductory level into a major undertaking. The purpose of this book is to guide the student of constitutional law in such an undertaking.

Media ethics in South African context - An introduction and overview (Paperback, 2nd ed): Lucas M. Oosthuizen Media ethics in South African context - An introduction and overview (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Lucas M. Oosthuizen
R428 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R80 (19%) In stock

The second edition of Media ethics in the South African context explores the dynamic and potentially explosive field of media ethics from a South African perspective. Grounded in ethical theory, the public philosophies of communication and media performance norms, this text provides guidelines for the individual's ethical decision making; for both media practitioners and media groups. Cutting edge analysis of the South African normative context under the previous and present political dispensations makes this book essential reading for media policy formulators and students alike. Changes in the normative context are presenting the South African news media in particular, with new challenges.

Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition): M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder Personnel Psychology - An Applied Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
M. Coetzee, D. Schreuder
R610 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R72 (12%) Within 4 - 9 working days

This textbook focuses on the connections between psychological theory and human resource management within the South African context.

Features:

  • South African text with local examples and case studies makes text more accessible and easier for students to relate
  • Review questions challenge students to analyse material with the aim of broadening their understanding of content
  • Suitable activities for class discussion and written assignments Easy reference for key concepts and themes
  • New case studies, new examples and updated references
  • Research trends and practices in the field
Applied Law For Police Officials (Paperback, 4th Edition): C.D. Joubert Applied Law For Police Officials (Paperback, 4th Edition)
C.D. Joubert 2
R584 R493 Discovery Miles 4 930 Save R91 (16%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In a society afflicted by serious crime, South African citizens look to the SA Police Service for protection. Under the Constitution, police officials are responsible for upholding the law. The purpose of this book is to give them the knowledge and understanding that will equip them to do so.

In order to investigate crime effectively and gather evidence that will enable the prosecuting authorities secure convictions after due process of law, police officials have to be familiar with the fundamental elements of criminal law, criminal procedure and the law of evidence. These principles are set out in Applied Law for Police Officials. There is a clear focus on the implications of these laws for police procedures. Applied Law for Police Officials highlights the importance of effective co-operation between an investigating officer and the victim of crime, other witnesses and the prosecutor, which will greatly improve the chances of a successful criminal prosecution.

To exercise their powers lawfully, police officials must also be aware of the social context in which their duties are performed and of the constitutional principles of human rights, which receive attention throughout this book. With its unique practical approach, addressing legal principles specifically relevant to police officials, Applied Law for Police Officials will help them to provide an effective service to the community.

Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint)): Pieter J.... Media Studies: Volume 2 - Policy, Management And Media Representation (Paperback, 2nd edition (Revised Reprint))
Pieter J. Fourie
R582 R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Save R91 (16%) Within 4 - 8 working days

In the second volume of the four-part textbook series on Media Studies the emphasis is again on the relationship between media and society. While further exploring media as an institution, this volume also introduces the topics of media regulation and content.

Volume 2 is guided in part by the question: How do we control and manage the media? Communications policy is explained, with overviews of how the Southern African media is externally and internally regulated to ensure a well-organised and disciplined modern media system. Strategic ways of managing the media are discussed. The book deals with the concept of media representation: How does the media reflect and represent reality or its aspects? Is the news that is presented an accurate portrayal of reality? How does the media deal with identity, race, gender, sexual orientation, the environment, AIDS, violence and terrorism?

This section thus critically analyses questions about how the media depicts people, topics, organisations and issues.

Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th): Casebook On South African Family Law / Vonnisbundel oor die Suid-Afrikaanse Familiereg (Afrikaans, Paperback, 4th)
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R1,025 R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Save R168 (16%) In stock

The Casebook on South African Family Law provides a clear and concise analysis of the facts and principles enunciated by the courts on the law of family.

It contains commentary and extracts from cases referred to in South African Family Law.

This work reflects the law as at 31 July 2004. Decisions up to July 2004 have been considered for inclusion.

Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed): C.R. Snyman Criminal Law Casebook / Strafregsakebundel (English, Afrikaans, Paperback, 5th ed)
C.R. Snyman 1
R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 In stock

This criminal law casebook contains excerpts from the most important South African judgments on criminal law. Some shorter judgments are printed in full. Each case is preceded by a brief summary of the facts in the law followed by a note explaining the importance of the judgment. Afrikaans judgments are translated into English. The book also contains an introduction explaining the meanings of important concepts and expressions found in judgments. This is of great value to students who are inexperienced in reading judgments. The four previous editions of this casebook have proven to be an ideal and necessary aid in the study of criminal law.

Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback): Anna Hugo Teaching English - As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase (Paperback)
Anna Hugo 3
R357 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R46 (13%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The intermediate phase is a critically important period in schooling, when most learners make the transition from learning in their home language to using English as the language of learning and teaching. Learners and teachers find it a daunting time. There are language and literacy challenges in learning English as a subject, in addition to the linguistic complexities of classrooms in urban areas. Recent research has indicated that many intermediate phase learners are also still not fluent readers. Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase will support teachers in overcoming these classroom challenges.

The book starts by exploring who the Intermediate and Senior Phase learner is – physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively – and then focuses on the skills of reading and viewing, writing, and speaking and listening.

In addition, the text:

  • explains the supporting role the home language can play in learning an additional language
  • provides strategies for integrating language skills in a second-language classroom
  • includes examples of how language teaching can be extended across all curriculum subjects
  • explores ways in which assessment can be used to support students’ learning
  • focuses on the use of information and communication technologies in the language classroom

Teaching English: As A First Additional Language In The Intermediate And Senior Phase is suitable for preservice teachers completing a BEd or a PGCE. In-service teachers will also find it useful.

Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback): Self, Community & Psychology (Paperback)
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R437 Discovery Miles 4 370 In stock

Self, Community & Psychology is a reader for students at UNISA studying community psychology. It brings together some of the best recent local work written from critical, social constructionist, participatory and liberatory perspectives.

The text was selected from two volumes dealing with social psychology and critical psychology respectively (Critical Psychology edited by Derek Hook, Nhlanhla Mkhize, Peace Kiguwa and Anthony Collins and Social Psychology: Identities and Relationships edited by Kopano Ratele and Norman Duncan). Both titles were published by UCT Press.

Self, Community & Psychology provides a broad introduction to community psychology and power and social formations and posits a liberatory response utilising critical analysis, self-definition and collective action.Key themes that the text explores include:

  • the act of making knowledge about selves in communities
  • the discourses, ideologies and cultures that shape communities and how they are understood
  • change processes in the increasingly complex interactions between global and local communities
  • poverty (as reflected in the lives of street children)
  • HIV/Aids
  • violence

This text addresses ideologies of race, gender and sexuality that together create particular South African post-colonial realities which legitimise oppression and cultural dispossession.

Labour Relations in South Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition): Labour Relations in South Africa (Paperback, 5th Revised edition)
R658 R578 Discovery Miles 5 780 Save R80 (12%) In stock

Labour Relations in South Africa provides a thorough, engaging introduction to the science and practice of labour relations in South Africa. The fifth edition presents a more critical and reflective approach, engaging with the various issues, shifts, and seismic events which have impacted this dynamic field in recent years. The text's view is expanded to encompass a multi-faceted perspective, relating to business science, law, economics, and sociology, and to focus more specifically on the context and dynamics of a developing country.

Criminal Law (Paperback, 6th Edition): C.R. Snyman Criminal Law (Paperback, 6th Edition)
C.R. Snyman
R983 R764 Discovery Miles 7 640 Save R219 (22%) In stock

Unafraid to challenge the status quo, CR Snyman's sixth edition of Criminal Law takes a challenging look at criminal law in South Africa.

This work has been thoroughly revised in light of important changes in the South African legal system, with updated reference to the latest reported judgements.

The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th): Johann de Wet The Art Of Persuasive Communication - A Process (Paperback, 4th)
Johann de Wet
R343 R300 Discovery Miles 3 000 Save R43 (13%) Within 4 - 8 working days

The Fourth edition of The Art Of Persuasive Communication situates contemporary persuasive practices against the background of the rich history of rhetoric and within the setting of a democratic state.

Throughout, the author addresses critical issues that are important to communication science scholars and practitioners, as well as those active in related disciplines such as political science, sociology, social psychology and rhetorical studies.

The Fourth edition differs from the previous one in the following ways:

  • The arrangement of the contents has been revised to facilitate greater understanding
  • There is much new material, especially in chapters 4, 5, 7, 8
  • The role of social media is discussed and considered in chapter 7
  • Chapter 8 includes a section on image management
  • Chapter 9 is a new chapter focussing on political debates
  • A new chapter 12 on Persuasion and the rhetorical imprint of a public rhetor has been added
  • New contemporary examples related to South Africa have been included
The Adolescent (Paperback, 4th ed): Erika Gouws The Adolescent (Paperback, 4th ed)
Erika Gouws 3
R476 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R70 (15%) In stock

The Adolescent examines adolescents' development. After a detailed discussion of the risks adolescents face and their protective resources to negotiate these risks, the title discusses developmental milestones in adolescents' lives. This fourth edition of The Adolescent includes a variety of videos, websites, scenarios and activities that can be accessed with QR codes and Study-on-the-Go applications. The Adolescent is an indispensable text for all those who are dealing with adolescents - educators, education students, educational psychologists, counsellors, social workers, health workers, teachers, parents and youth leaders.

A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition): V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka A Student's A-Z Of Psychology (Paperback, 2nd edition)
V. van Deventer, M. Mojapelo-Batka 8
R232 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R27 (12%) In stock

This revised edition of A Student’s A-Z of Psychology is a response to the requirements of the modern learning environment. It provides the core psychological knowledge required for a first year course in psychology as well as information on specific skills-based topics. As an alphabetically arranged resource, it is an easy-to-use companion for the entry-level student of psychology.

Contents Include:

  • Cognition: Thinking
  • Consultation scenario for a psychological research project
  • Consultation scenario for a stress management programme
  • Consultation scenario for a study management programme
  • Consultation interview
  • Emotion and motivation
  • Emotion: Classification of
  • Emotion: Concept of
  • Emotion: Theories of
  • Emotional intelligence: Concept of
  • Emotions: Interpretation of
  • Groups: Attributes of human groups
  • Groups: Differentiation of groups
  • Groups: Interaction of groups
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the neuron
  • Human nervous system: Impulse conduction in the synapse
  • Human nervous system: Structure and function
  • Human nervous system: The structure of the neuron
  • Individual differences in behaviour
  • Information analysis: Correlation between variables
  • Information analysis: Difference between groups
  • Information modelling: Expandable tree structures
  • Information modelling: Flow charts
  • Information modelling: Graphs
  • Information modeling: Visiograms
  • Intelligence: Concept and measurement of
  • Intelligence: Theories of
  • Intelligence and creativity
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Interpersonal dynamics
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Learning: Concept of
  • Learning: Social learning
  • Memory
  • Motivation: The nature of motivated behaviour
  • Motivation: The process of motivated behaviour
  • Personality and health
  • Personality concepts
  • Personality theories
  • Presentations
  • Psychological disorders
  • Psychological programme: Content for stress management
  • Psychological programme for stress
  • Psychological programme for study management
  • Psychological programmes
  • Psychological science
  • Psychology: What is it all about?
  • Research essays
  • Self: The concept of self
  • Self: The dynamics of self
  • Self: The foundations of self
  • Sensation and perception
  • Sensation: The visual system
  • Social issues
Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Alban Burke Abnormal Psychology - A South African Perspective (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Alban Burke 1
R589 R520 Discovery Miles 5 200 Save R69 (12%) Within 4 - 9 working days

Abnormal Psychology provides a good introduction to the study of psychological disorders from a South African perspective. The book refers to both International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) criteria to classify and define mental disorders. It is aimed at second- and third-year students following courses in Psychopathology or Abnormal Psychology at universities and is endorsed by PsySSA.
The second edition of Abnormal Psychology features new chapters on western and African aetiological models, psychological manifestations of physical illness, and mental wellness. It includes South African research where relevant with a greater focus on analysing South African contexts.

Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback): Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano Disability in Context - A Socio-Educational Perspective in South Africa (Paperback)
Mbulaheni Maguvhe, Meahabo Magano
R440 R384 Discovery Miles 3 840 Save R56 (13%) Within 8 - 13 working days

This brand new book addresses disability issues, including inclusive education, advocacy and empowerment. Aimed specifically at students studying in South Africa, this book attempts to plug the gap between policy, services and rights for disabled people in South Africa, whilst also helping readers to find a new world view. This book is suitable for both first year undergraduates in inclusive education and senior students and also academics looking to advance theory and lay good foundations for comprehensive, evidence-based practice.

Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition): James H. McMillan, Sally... Research in Education: Evidence-Based Inquiry - New International Edition (Paperback, 7th edition)
James H. McMillan, Sally Schumacher 4
R1,156 R950 Discovery Miles 9 500 Save R206 (18%) In stock

This substantially revised text provides a comprehensive, highly accessible, and student friendly introduction to the principles, concepts, and methods currently used in educational research. This text provides a balanced combination of quantitative and qualitative methods and enables students to master skills in reading, understanding, critiquing, and conducting research. Many examples and article excerpts are used throughout the text to demonstrate and highlight best practices in educational research. Evidence-based inquiry is emphasized in two ways: (1) Introductory chapters focus on the added importance of data driven decision-making, (2) Methodological chapters provide explicit guidelines for conducting empirical studies.

Global Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014): Andrew Heywood Global Politics (Paperback, 1st ed. 2014)
Andrew Heywood 2
R765 R721 Discovery Miles 7 210 Save R44 (6%) In stock

The extensively revised new edition of Global Politics provides a systematic and integrated analysis of the theory and practice of contemporary international relations.
Written with outstanding clarity and drawing on an exceptionally wide range of theoretical perspectives throughout, each chapter is packed with innovative features to aid study and reinforce learning:
- Full-page case studies of Global Politics in Action, the majority entirely new to this edition, look behind the headlines to illuminate major events in world affairs
- Global Actor case studies consider the nature and significance of key players on the world stage, from Google to the G-20
- Focus and Debating features look closer at issues and approaches to promote critical thinking
- Photographs and biographies of influential theorists introduce the people, as well as the ideas, that have shaped the subject.
This second edition is fully updated to cover key developments, from the Arab Spring to the global financial crisis, and provides enhanced coverage of issues like international migration. An entirely new chapter on theory at the end of the book revisits key perspectives, and addresses deeper questions about the nature and purpose of theory in international relations.

Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th ed. 2016): Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick Comparative Government and Politics - An Introduction (Paperback, 10th ed. 2016)
Rod Hague, Martin Harrop, John McCormick
R962 R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Save R194 (20%) Within 7 - 12 working days

This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe.

Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage.

The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features:

  • Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world
  • Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge
  • New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text
  • Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style.

This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

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